Ozarks and Ouachitas

Eileen is a Civil War aficionado, and had been looking forward to visiting some battlefields she had not previously seen. So we spent the first four days after leaving Alabama touring four battlefields at Shiloh, TN; Corinth, MS; Davis Bridge, TN; and Brice’s Crossroads, MS (listed in chronological order of the battles). The National Historic […]

Uplift Can Be So … Uplifting

Alabama proved to be a very interesting place to botanize, in part because of its diverse geology. We visited seven areas in the northern part of the state, some principally limestone (producing neutral to somewhat alkaline conditions) and others primarily sandstone or granite (both usually acidic). A key event in the geological history of the […]